are the short answers for you; for more complete details, click on the
been shopping for REPLACEMENT WINDOWS.
The salesman showed me some very convincing facts and demonstrations.
How can the Advanced Energy Panel technology possibly be equal to that?
A: Advanced Energy Panels offer the same instant comfort and energy savings by adding two extra
layers of glazing to your existing windows. It also adds two pockets
of trapped air. Trapped air is a great insulator. Each
glazing layer stops a certain amount of cold air. And with our overall
sealing of the window, we stop infiltration better than any regular
replacement window. View How It Works
or Engineering Tests for details.
I already have STORM WINDOWS.
Why would I need Advanced Energy Panels and why are they mounted on the inside
instead of outside like regular storms?
storms are only good for keeping out rain. They are deliberately
designed to leak to prevent ice build up. The popular aluminum
types waste a considerable amount of heat. By mounting Advanced Energy Panels
inside, you place a tight vapor barrier on the inside (as it should
be) which stops infiltration and condensation. Click Who
Needs It or How It Works.
I have an
attractive house. Will Advanced Energy Panels be as good as vinyl
Yes. The beauty of Advanced Energy Panels is that they are virtually invisible
from the outside and blend into your homes interior by matching the
muntin (cross brace) spacing of your current windows. Click who
I just realized that your glazing material is plastic
FILM. In a few years, won't that start looking like the cloudy
stuff they use for construction poly?
No. Most people don't realize our glazing material isn't glass until they touch it. It's a special Polyolefin film designed for clarity, long life and tensile strength. It is very different from conventional films. It also has no Off Gas issues to be concerned about. This film will last for years and if ever pierced can be cheaply replaced in just minutes. Click How
It Works, Engineering Tests,
or About Us.
I have NON-STANDARD
window sizes. Will Advanced Energy Panels fit?
Yes. Each Advanced Energy Panel is custom cut to fit your exact window. We can't
handle curves yet, but any rectangular or slightly crooked frame is
no problem. See Mounting Details.
Will Advanced Energy Panels fit CASEMENT,
SLIDERS, TILT and other types of windows?
There is usually a way to mount the Advanced Energy Panels so that they
clear obstructions such as window cranks, handles and hinges.
See Mounting Details.
I'm very concerned about the health problems of
MOLD. Won't sealing up my windows make that worse?
No. There is a right way and a wrong way to seal a window. Sealing
the outside will cause condensation and mold, which is exactly the
problem with improper exterior storms. Our Advanced Energy Panel seals the inside
with a vapor barrier which keeps the warm, moist air from condensing
on the cold outer glass. View How It Works.
How will I know if your product lives up to its
PROMISES of instant comfort and instant energy savings?
On the first cold day, you'll know; just touch the Advanced Energy Panel. It
will be much warmer than unprotected glass. On the first windy day,
compare the air infiltration. Or just click on Engineering
Tests or Satisfied Customers.
What should I do if the Advanced Energy Panel film ever gets
DIRTY or damaged?
Clean the film with any regular glass cleaner and paper towel or a
soft cloth. Small punctures can be mended with clear tape; for major
damage, $10 of new film and 20 minutes of your time will replace it
entirely. Compare that with rigid glass, acrylic or Plexiglas which
must be thrown out if damaged. Click How
Will Advanced Energy Panels interfere with
CURTAINS, BLINDS and other coverings?
In most cases, Advanced Energy Panels will fit next to these without interfering.
Sometimes, it may be necessary to extend the curtain rods, etc. an
extra 3/4" into the room.
Do Advanced Energy Panels save AIR CONDITIONING
Yes. The ability of Advanced Anergy Panels to stop drafts and insulate
cold from warm works just as well in summer as in winter. Depending
on the temperature differential, you won't save as much energy. Cold
weather can be 70 to 80 degrees below "room temperature";
hot weather is usually only 20 to 30 degrees above. However, A/C probably
runs on electricity, which is more expensive than gas or oil.
See the chart at right and click on
How It Works for details.
Do Advanced Energy Panels fit Porches?
Yes. Many of our customers use Advanced Energy Panels to extend the usable season.
The panels mount on the inside and come off easily for summer storage.
Should I STORE the Advanced Energy Panels? How?
If you use air-conditioning, you can save electricity by leaving
your panels in place year round. Or remove them in seconds (see
handy attachment clips in Mounting Details).
The panels are light-weight, safe, and easy to handle. Most
people label them and place them in a box for off-season storage.
Will Advanced Energy Panels help reduce
NOISE from the outdoors?
Partly. While we have no lab tests to quantify the impact on noise,
we have many customer comments indicating a significant reduction
in noise levels. Visit Satisfied Customers.
What is "STACK
It is an optional feature of the Advanced Energy Panel which offers you an easier
way to let in fresh air on mild days. When windows are covered
with multiple panels, one panel can be attached to the other.